A Decade to Remember. Minister Qualtrough Champions Into Law Bill C-81 – The “Accessible Canada Act”

In 2010 Canada became a signatur on the United Nations convention On the Rights Of Persons With Disabilities. Then In 2017 Canada completed it’s obligatory commitment when it acceded to the Optional Protocol to this United Nations convention. This week Minister Qualtrough championed into law Bill C-81 – the “Accessible Canada Act”. Donna Jodhan, President,Continue reading A Decade to Remember. Minister Qualtrough Champions Into Law Bill C-81 – The “Accessible Canada Act”

Access Means #EveryoneEverywhere Let’s Build a Canada That’s Accessible For All

English: We at Barrier Free Canada / Canada sans Barrieres (@barrierfreeca) believe that all people should be able to go all places, which is why we are excited to share the #EveryoneEverywhere campaign from the Rick Hansen Foundation (https://www.rickhansen.com/EveryoneEverywhere). A lack of physical accessibility in the built environment is a fundamental barrier to inclusion forContinue reading Access Means #EveryoneEverywhere Let’s Build a Canada That’s Accessible For All

Bill C-81: Adoption Amendments and Third Reading in the Senate

Wednesday May 8, 2019 Senator Petitclerc moved the adoption of the report on Bill C-81 with amendments and observations from the SOCI Committee. She said that the Committee heard from 20 witnesses and received more than 70 emails over their 4 meetings to study the bill. Based on the testimony, she said the Committee madeContinue reading Bill C-81: Adoption Amendments and Third Reading in the Senate

Closing Remarks for the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility at the Building an Inclusive Canada: A National Disability Summit Ottawa, Ontario May 9, 2019

Hello everyone, Here we are, already at the very end of the Summit. Thank you so much for your participation. Over the past two days I’ve seen you all come together and share your ideas and perspectives on how we can make Canada more accessible and more inclusive for persons with disabilities. Each and everyContinue reading Closing Remarks for the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility at the Building an Inclusive Canada: A National Disability Summit Ottawa, Ontario May 9, 2019

Open Letter on the Need to Swiftly Pass All Senate Amendments to Bill C-81 – Accessible Canada Act

Open Letter on the Need to Swiftly Pass All Senate Amendments to Bill C-81 – Accessible Canada Act To: All Members of Parliament Date: May 16, 2019 The undersigned national, provincial and local disability groups ask all Members of Parliament to commit to swiftly pass all the amendments to Bill C-81, the proposed Accessible CanadaContinue reading Open Letter on the Need to Swiftly Pass All Senate Amendments to Bill C-81 – Accessible Canada Act

Canadian Accessible Election Tele-TownHall Accessibility and Inclusion During the 2019 Canadian Federal Election June 6th 2019

The Canadian Council of the Blind (http://ccbnational.net/) and Sterling Creations (http://sterlingcreations.ca/) in collaboration with Elections Canada (https://www.elections.ca/) are pleased to invite you to join our country-wide Tele-TownHall to be hosted on Thursday, June 6th 2019 via Zoom Conference. To RSVP your attendance please email the Canadian Accessible Elections Town Hall Committee at: caet2019@gmail.com. Presenting onContinue reading Canadian Accessible Election Tele-TownHall Accessibility and Inclusion During the 2019 Canadian Federal Election June 6th 2019

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Clause by Clause Amendments May 2, 2019

The following information is being provided in an accessible PDF format in order to preserve it’s original formatting and visual style. Please access this document using the link below. Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Clause by Clause Amendments May 2, 2019 https://barrierfreecanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/ccd8e-c-81-sscosasat-cbca-05-02-2019.pdf Photo Alt: The Center Block and the Peace TowerContinue reading Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Clause by Clause Amendments May 2, 2019

Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology May 1, 2019

The following information is being provided in an accessible PDF format in order to preserve its original formatting and visual style. Please access this document using the link below. Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology May 1, 2019 https://barrierfreecanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/52040-c-81-sscosasat-meeting-05-01-2019.pdf Photo Alt: Close up of a beautiful fountain in front of Quebec Parliament.Continue reading Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology May 1, 2019

Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Asked To Appear via Video Link to the Senate Standing Committee on May 1st 2019 at 5:15 PM

Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières is delighted to share that we have been asked to appear via video link on May 1st 2019 at 5:15 PM. Originally, our invitation to appear on April 11th 2019 had been rescinded. We would like to thank those who helped to make this happen with special thanksContinue reading Barrier Free Canada – Canada sans Barrières Asked To Appear via Video Link to the Senate Standing Committee on May 1st 2019 at 5:15 PM

The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2018 Annual Report to Parliament: Speak Out

Photo Alt: Cover of The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2018 Annual Report to Parliament: Speak Out depicting, in color, a young girl sitting on the shoulders of her father with her fist raised in the air as her father walks with a large crowd which is depicted in black and white. In 2018, the worldContinue reading The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2018 Annual Report to Parliament: Speak Out